Choe U-Ram was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea. He currently lives and works in Seoul.
According to Choe, everything with life has movement. By adopting movement as a vital component of his work, Choe began to work on his series Anima-Machines. Through a fictional narrative or mythology based on archaeological imagination and movement intricately manipulated by mechanical devices, the artist visualizes the sub-consciousness, i.e. the coexistence of machine and life, which are cast as an aspect of the time and space in which we reside in the present (or future). The power of his narrative breathes life into these otherwise animated solid masses, which now coexist with humans in a new time and space.
Choe has established himself as a representative artist in the Korean contemporary art scene. His work has been exhibited at the Samsung Museum of Art, the Shanghai Biennale, and the Liverpool Biennial. In 2006, he began to garner the attention from the international audience with his solo exhibition “City Energy-MAM Project004” at Mori Art Museum. In addition to Urbanus, Choe’s notable large-scale installation works include Una Lumino and Opertus Lunula Umbra.